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For any child who has ever loved a favorite toy, “The Velveteen Rabbit” gives a reason to believe in magic.
Childsplay, Arizona’s professional theatre company for children and their families, will host Tea Time with the Velveteen Rabbit on Sunday, Dec. 1, at Tempe Center for the Arts.
Arizona Theatre Company — the state’s premier professional theatre troupe — kicks off its 47th season with the romantic satire “The Importance of Being Earnest.” Oscar Wilde’s hilarious masterpiece takes audiences on a roller coaster ride of verbal banter, mistaken identities, and confused loved interests.
Matt Leisy as Algernon Moncrieff and Loren Dunn as John “Jack” Worthing in Arizona Theatre Company’s The Importance of Being Earnest.
There’s a new place to catch live comedies and dramas in Mesa, and it’s backed by the city’s oldest community theatre company.
From Ahwatukee Foothills to the Hollywood Foothills, actor Justin Rapp has landed television and movie roles and is determined to make his passion a career.
Before there was Katniss Everdeen, there was Maid Marian. Join Marian and Robin in Sherwood Forest in an adventurous, updated staging of “Robin Hood,” put on by Childsplay, Arizona’s award-winning professional theatre company for families.
Kristi Mabee graduated from Mountain Pointe in 2009. She then continued her education at Arizona State University and graduated in May with a degree in theatre arts. Her whole life she has loved family trips to Disneyland and dreamed of someday working for Disney. After a year of interviews and auditions she has been hired to work at Disneyworld in Florida, starting Aug. 12, as a character/actor. She is hoping to make this a career for at least three years.
Most 17-year-olds celebrating their birthday expect to receive cards with good wishes, and perhaps a few bucks tucked inside. However, Isabella Weems, who likes to be referred to as “Bella,” celebrated her 17th birthday by donating money to charities that were close to her heart, including the Ahwatukee Children’s Theater (ACT).
Arizona Theatre Company (ATC) welcomed two individuals to its administrative team: Matthew Graber, director of marketing, and Zacory Boatright, director of sales and business development.
This Pulitzer Prize-winning play, staged by Arizona Theatre Company, follows up on the events of “A Raisin in the Sun,” adding new levels of intricacy to the discussion of race and real estate in America.
The same local dance company that takes audiences deep into vampire territory each autumn with its acclaimed "A Vampire Tale" is going into uncharted waters.
Start marking your calendars with all the shows you plan to see this season. Arizona Theatre Company has announced its 2013-2014 lineup.
David Green and Peter Van Norden in Arizona Theatre Company’s The Sunshine Boys [Tim Fuller]
The Actors Theatre is taking a break. It was announced last week that the remainder of the 2012-13 season has been suspended while the company redesigns and evaluates its business model.
Arizona Theatre Company’s production portrays an imaginary 1939 meeting between Sigmund Freud, the famous atheist, and C.S. Lewis, the renown Christian apologist. They discuss God, love, sex and the meaning of existence.
The Binary Theatre Company at Arizona State University will be the place to see a new theater production, entitled “SparrowSong.”
A total of 32 Phoenix nonprofit arts and culture organizations received $525,346 in grant funding in the 2012-13 fiscal year from the Phoenix Office of Arts and Culture.
Phoenix nonprofit arts and cultural organizations and their audiences had a total economic impact of $301 million and generated $13.9 in local government tax revenue and $17.7 in state government tax revenue during the fiscal year 2010.
Many musical theater actors have Rodgers and Hammerstein’s “Oklahoma!” on their resumes. But not Peter Carrier and Jennifer Bell, who will perform in the musical at Arizona Broadway Theatre for the first time in lead roles of Curly and Laurie.
Arizona Opera, currently in its 42nd season, is galvanizing its future as a world-renowned opera company through its $8.5 million “Raising Our Voice” capital campaign. Arizona Opera has always been an integral element in Arizona’s arts community, and now, the company is embarking on a watershed and transformational next step with a new Opera Center. Centrally located in the heart of the Phoenix Arts District, and easily accessible by light rail, the center will anchor the cultural gateway, along with the neighboring Phoenix Art Museum, Heard Museum and Phoenix Theatre.
More than 300 Valley Youth Theatre supporters helped raise nearly $120,000 to fund education and outreach programs and six mainstage productions at The Most VYTal Event of the Season, the company’s 14th annual fundraiser.
The Greater Phoenix Jewish Film Festival has announced its newest board member, Janet Arnold. Arnold brings with her a wealth of knowledge and accomplishment gained through her decades of committed involvement in Valley arts organizations.
Lights, students, action.
Support your local theater Saturday Aug. 18